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Splunk Enterprise version 8.1 will no longer be supported as of April 19, 2023. See the Splunk Software Support Policy for details. For information about upgrading to a supported version, see How to upgrade Splunk Enterprise.
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The following are the spec and example files for federated.conf.


   Version 8.1.1

 This file contains possible setting and value pairs for federated provider entries
 for use in Data Fabric Search (DFS), when the federated search functionality is

 A federated search allows authorized users to run searches across multiple federated
 providers. Only Splunk deployments are supported as federated providers. Information
 on the Splunk deployment (i.e. the federated provider) is added in the federated
 provider stanza of the federated.conf file. A federated search deployment can have
 multiple federated search datasets. The settings for federated search dataset stanzas
 are located in savedsearches.conf.

 To learn more about configuration files (including precedence) please see the
 documentation located at

 Here are the settings for the federated provider stanzas.


* Create a unique stanza name for each federated provider.

type = [splunk]
* Specifies the type of the federated provider.
* Only Splunk deployments are supported as of this revision.
* Default: splunk

ip = <IP address>
* Identifies the IP address of the federated provider.
* No default.

splunk.port = <port>
* Identifies the splunkd REST port on the remote Splunk deployment.
* No default.

splunk.serviceAccount = <user>
* Identifies an authorized user on the remote Splunk deployment.
* The security credentials associated with this account are managed securely in
* No default.

splunk.app = <string>
* The name of the Splunk application on the remote Splunk deployment in which
* to perform the search.
* No default.


#   Version 8.1.1
# This is an example federated.conf.
## Federated Providers

type = splunk
ip =
splunk.port = 8089
splunk.serviceAccount = sf-search
splunk.app = search

type = splunk
ip =
splunk.port = 8089
splunk.serviceAccount = sf-hr
splunk.app = search

type = splunk
ip =
splunk.port = 8089
splunk.serviceAccount = sf-search
splunk.app = search

Last modified on 04 December, 2020

This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 8.1.1

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